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Executive Summary

Claire Vandenberg is a blended professional with over eight years of experience working in both junior and senior roles in the public and private sector. Her previous work history in project coordination, human resources, quality assurance, customer service, and marketing in combination with the invaluable experience of running her own company has afforded Claire with working knowledge of practically every functional area of business. This background makes her an effective communicator across multiple departments and authority levels. This, along with her military and international experience makes her uniquely qualified to coordinate and assist with managing projects in many application areas. She is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) proficient in utilizing project management information systems, processes, and software including Microsoft Project, SharePoint, and Office Suite.

Certifications

Jun 2014Jun 2019

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Project Management Institute
Cert # 1725072

Education

Sep 2005Jun 2010

Bachelor of Arts

University of Washington

BA in Political Science; Minor in History

Concentrations in Communications and Spanish

One year hiatus 2008-2009

Volunteered for one year deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 

Work experience

Jan 2013Present

Marketing VP

JJM U.S. Holdings, Inc.

Created, managed, coordinated and executed all marketing strategies for a commercial real estate corporation. Led and created advertising, online marketing, and internal creative services.

  • Successfully brought in new business and facilitated high value sales.
Jan 2013Present

Freelance Web Designer

Self

Designed and built affordable and accessible web sites and integrated tools such as SharePoint for local businesses with accompanied use training. Expanded companies’ web presence via Search Engine Optimization, Google Adwords and Analytics, Keywords, Tags, and Social Media.

  • Completed multiple web sites of varying function and scope: corporate, gallery, portfolio, product catalog, online shop and file sharing sites.
Jun 2011Dec 2012

Small Business Owner

VDB Enterprises

Managed and performed sales, contracts, procurements, accounting, marketing, and research for a small business specializing in Federal Contracts Distribution in the Solar Power market. Increased vendor brand visibility and sales in the public sector via government business channels, trade shows, networking and military base sales calls.

  • Distributed over $100,000 worth of goods to government entities.
Sep 2010May 2011

Quality/Claims Coordinator

Gateways, International

Performed quality assurance, quality control, shipment tracking and travel coordination for a transportation company specializing in military relocations. Contributed effective process improvements and provided essential knowledge of military culture and rapport with military communities to better serve the company’s new clientele of military service members.

  • Coordinated, conducted quality assurance and tracked claims for the start-to-finish process of over 300 military relocations.
Aug 2008Aug 2009

Human Resources Manager (Readiness NCO)

U.S. Army

Single-handedly managed and performed all HR competencies and leave coordination for over 150 personnel in a high stress environment with minimal training. Implemented a filing system and maintained sensitive, classified, and secret communications and documents. Served as divisional liaison to operational and administrative commands.

  • Enacted substantial process and management improvements.
  • Expertly performed a senior role without the authority power of military rank.
Jun 2007Aug 2008

Project Coordinator

Mindpoint

Coordinated tasks, schedules, and meetings for the Project Manager and performed Administrative tasks for projects; documented requirements, maintained timelines and dependencies, helped manage budgeting and resource allocation, and assisted with client relations.

  • Assisted in the management and development of over 20 successful projects using project management tools and information systems.

CAPM Certificate

Skills

Project Management Information Systems
Project Coordination
Multiple Project Coordination
Self-Management
Human Resources
Software
MS Project, Basecamp, SharePoint, MS Office Suite, Outlook, Office 365, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Acrobat   Self-led Software Education & Mastery
Working with the Cloud and integrated apps
WordPress and Web Tools
Wordpress, HTML, CSS, Google tools, integration with SharePoint
Agile & Waterfall Methodologies
Also familiar with SCRUM
Soft Skills
Abundant and refined Soft Skills. My proven strengths include: Adaptability, Efficiency, Strong Work Ethic and Positive Attitude, Effective Communication, Process Improvement, Computer and Technical Literacy, Time-management, Problem-solving, Implementing Constructive Criticism, Emotional Intelligence and conscientiousness,   Calm and focused under pressure, Inherent compassion and tolerance,
Spanish

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